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Ancient Egypt 14 nights

Discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt on this popular holiday which gives the best chance to see as many as of Egypt's outstanding tombs, temples and monuments as possible. (Hotels featured are our recommended ones but these can be changed)

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Luxor: Depart the UK to Luxor. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your chosen cruise boat (transfer time approx 30 minutes). Overnight in Luxor.
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  • Day 2 Valley of The Kings: Today cross over to the West Bank of the Nile for the first excursion, The Valley of the Kings. From here visit the impressive Temple of Hatshepsut. Afterwards there is a visit to the enormous statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch is served back on board the boat. Set sail upstream to Esna and pass through the Lock. Overnight in Esna.
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  • Day 3 Edfu and Kom Ombo: Early morning visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. The cruise continues upstream to Kom Ombo where there is a late afternoon visit to the Ptolemic Temple dedicated to the gods Haroeris and Sobek. Afterwards still sailing upstream the boat will arrive in Aswan where you will remain for two nights.
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  • Day 4 Aswan: Today is spent exploring the delights of Aswan. Sightseeing includes a visit to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries, the Unfinished Obelisk and then by boat to the Temple of Philae on Agilika Island. After lunch board a Felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat for your included cruise down the Nile and around the picturesque Kitchener Island before returning for dinner.
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  • Day 5 Abu Simbel: The morning can be spent at leisure to roam Aswan some more or alternatively join the optional excursion to Abu Simbel to see the four colossal statues of Ramses II which for many will be the highlight of the cruise. This popular excursion is available by coach (approx £85) or by air (approx £225). In the afternoon an optional bird watching excursion and a visit to a Nubian house can be arranged.
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  • Day 6 Nile River: Today we enjoy a quieter day sailing downstream along the Nile before arriving late evening in Esna. During this pleasant journey you can choose to take a dip in the pool, catch up on some reading or simply enjoy the view. Overnight on board in Esna.
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  • Day 7 Luxor Temples: Sailing from Esna to Luxor arriving at lunch time. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Karnak - an enormous complex of three temples dedicated to the Theban Gods. Afterwards explore the magnificent Temple of Luxor which was once connected to the Karnak Temple by an avenue of sphinxes.In the evening there is an optional excursion to the exhilarating Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple (approximately £28.00 per person).
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  • Day 8 Luxor: Transfer to Luxor hotel for a 4 night stay.
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  • Days 9-11 Luxor: Opportunity to relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel and resort. Take advantage of your additional days in Luxor with a host of optional excursions to enjoy. Visit the vast Temple of Hathor at Denderah, enjoy a felucca trip down the Nile or visit the vibrant markets of Luxor itself
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  • Day 12 Fly to Cairo: Transfer to the airport for the flight to Cairo. On arrival transfer to your hotel for a stay of 3 nights.
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  • Days 13-14 Cairo: As the capital of Egypt, Cairo is must for anyone. A representative will be on hand to help you make the most of this vibrant city with a host of optional excursions to book including the Egyptian Museum which houses a marvellous collection of antiquties including mummies and the fabulous treasures of Tutankhamun. Away from the city centre there is the magnificent Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza.
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  • Day 15 Cairo: Morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the return flight to the London Heathrow.
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  • Please note: Order of sailing and touring is subject to change locally. Your tour guide will advise you accordingly.
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  • Day 1 Luxor
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  • Day 2 Valley of The Kings
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  • Day 3 Edfu and Kom Ombo
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  • Day 4 Aswan
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  • Day 5 Abu Simbel
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  • Day 6 Nile River
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  • Day 7 Luxor Temples
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  • Days 9-11 Luxor
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  • Days 13-14 Cairo
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